2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid

2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid
2017 Ford Fusion enhanced its look by providing additional trimming specification and looks especially with wider grille at front.New headlights, halogen lights used in S and SE models which uses projector beam style, while Platinum and Titanium comes up with standard LED lights, LED taillights with chrome spear and all trim levels applied.

Automatic transmission with a new gear selector dial, with no more traditional shifter it gets more and longer armrest, deep slot for phone storage, couple of cupholders. Sync 3 with 8 inch touchscreen available in Platinum, SE and Titanium models along with navigation, audio and phone controls.

Softest leather termed as Venetian leather by Ford is available in Platinum models, covers in steering wheels, armrests, heated and cooled seats, instrument panels, quilted pattern on seats and doors.Platinum has driver assistance technology as blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, automatic parking, lane keep assist, pre collision alert with pedestrian detection, these all are optional in SE and Titanium models.

Electic motor with 118 horsepower along with 2.0 liter Atkinson 4 cylinder which produces 141 hp makes drive quiet and easy.Electric motor itself can speeds up to 85 mph keeping gentle acceleration.Lithium ion battery 1.4 kWh feeds electric motor, is recharged with the help of engine driven generator. EPA is inbetween 40-45 mpg.

With technology advancement, you do not have to compromise looks to have better EPA, acceleration is not good in Fusion hybrid, which takes 9.1 seconds to achieve 60 mph which is couple of more seconds to Toyota Camry hybrid.Electric motor provides nice torque and remains very much helpful in city driving.Noise cancellation is good and motor and gas engine works seemlessly. 2017 Ford Fusion coming with 18 inch wheels makes ride more comfortable, steering becomes more accurate and evenly weight, brake pedal is better during transition.

This Ford hybrid can competes Toyota Camry hybrid though later remains more preferrable. Platinum version can make a strong argument.

Starting Price Fusion S Hybrid($26,060), SE Hybrid($26,865), Titanium Hybrid($31,395), Platinum Hybrid($37,895)
Vehicle Type 4 door sedan, front engine, front wheel drive
Engine -- DOHC 16-valve Atkinson-cycle 2.0-liter inline-4, 141 hp, 129 lb-ft, -- permanent-magnet synchronous AC motor, 118 hp, 177 lb-ft, -- combined power rating, 188 hp, -- 1.4-kWh lithium-ion battery pack
Transmission continuously variable automatic
Wheelbase 112.2. in
Length 191.8 in
Width 72.9 in
Height 58.0 in
Curb weight 3700 lb
Passenger volume 106 cu ft
Cargo volume 12 cu ft
0-60 mph 9.1 secs.
0-100 mph 24.9 secs.
Top speed 105 mph
Fuel economy (city/highway) 40-43/43-45 mpg